Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 147 163
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +12
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 36 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.13% 4.90% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 20
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £403
90th Percentile £653 £480 £578
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -64.62% - -

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 443 633 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.05% 13.26% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 388 326
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% -
10th Percentile £236 £232 £201
90th Percentile £599 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +31.58% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.48 £13.08 £11.28
90th Percentile £43.38 £64.75 £27.80
England median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.16% +4.65% -9.69%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 14 £425 -
Birmingham +3 11 £395 +1.28% 4
Warwickshire +9 5 £450 - 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £390 +7.59%
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (33.33%) GDPR
4 11 (30.56%) CISSP
5 10 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (25.00%) CISM
6 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 8 (22.22%) Retail
7 8 (22.22%) Information Security
8 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 7 (19.44%) Project Planning
9 6 (16.67%) ITIL
9 6 (16.67%) VPN
9 6 (16.67%) IT Strategy
10 5 (13.89%) Office 365
10 5 (13.89%) ArchiMate
10 5 (13.89%) IaaS
10 5 (13.89%) UML
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) BPMN
10 5 (13.89%) TOGAF
10 5 (13.89%) SaaS
10 5 (13.89%) PaaS
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
11 4 (11.11%) FMCG
11 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (11.11%) Logistics
11 4 (11.11%) SCADA

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) IaaS
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 5 (13.89%) PaaS
2 5 (13.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) SMTP
3 1 (2.78%) SSH
3 1 (2.78%) Telnet
3 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Architect
2 14 (38.89%) Security Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Security Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Product Owner
5 3 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Compliance Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) OAuth
2 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.78%) OpenID
2 1 (2.78%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) FMCG
1 4 (11.11%) PKI
1 4 (11.11%) SCADA
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) PMI
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) EPoS
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
1 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 8 (22.22%) Information Security
5 7 (19.44%) Project Planning
6 6 (16.67%) IT Strategy
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) ArchiMate
7 5 (13.89%) BPMN
7 5 (13.89%) TOGAF
7 5 (13.89%) UML
8 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Line Management
8 4 (11.11%) Logistics
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) CISM
3 3 (8.33%) CGEIT
3 3 (8.33%) CISA
3 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.33%) PMP
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) MBA
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (33.33%) GDPR
3 4 (11.11%) COBIT
3 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) CASB
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.78%) VMware